NEW YORK, NY, December 20, 2017 – Thousands of foodservice professionals will gather at the Javits Center in New York for the 2018 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The 2018 event will run from March 4 - 6 and include three days of exciting culinary demonstrations, award presentations and thought-provoking educational sessions. With four program tracks to choose from, Hot Trends, Build a Winning Team, Marketing & Social Media, and Operational Excellence, restaurant, foodservice and catering professionals will benefit from attending the timely and trending presentations delivered by industry thought leaders. 
“We have a host of excellent speakers scheduled for our event in March who will focus on hot topics including everything from marketing trends for 2018 to food safety in the age of social media, and many more,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Event. “Long recognized for delivering cutting-edge content by industry-leading speakers, the value of the education program is enhanced by the fact that all are offered at no additional charge with Show registration. The 40+ sessions will provide restaurant and foodservice professionals with insight on how to boost revenue with off-premise catering, menu engineering for maximum profitability, increasing revenue with beer, and more – all designed to increase profitability and guest satisfaction.” To view the full conference schedule, visit

Speakers in the Operational Excellence track will include Dale Willerton, The Lease Coach; Kevin Paider, ChefTec; Paul Lang,; Kerry Montgomery, Caterer Partnerships; Sandy Korem, The Catering Coach; David Scott Peters,; Anne Gannon, The Largo Group; Peter Camps, Heineken USA; David Lewis, OperationsInc; and others.

Speakers in the Hot Trends Track will include Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, Dana White Nutrition; Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Total Wellness, Inc.; Letty Alvarez, LA Sweetz; Jacqueline Albright, Super-Sized Memory; and Clark Wolf, Clark Wolf Company; and others. 

Speakers in the Marketing and Social Media sessions will include Mary Fabro, Hostme; Donald Burns, CMRC, The Restaurant Coach; Patrick Quade,; Janet Davis, JADE Jamaican Grill; Rosie Atkins, Upserve; and others. 

Speakers in the Build a Winning Team track will including Darren Denington, Service with Style Hospitality Group; Tommy Mirisola, Mirisola Hospitality; and others. 

The 2018 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will be held Sunday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York. The show is and managed by Urban Expositions (, and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association ( Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Chicago, IL, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL.

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